Harris kicks Ozzies to victory in Argentina

Argentina 19 Australia 25Mike Harris booted 20 points as Australia toughed out a difficult assignment in Rosario to emerge victorious last night.With Argentina having held South Africa in Mendoza in August, there was never any doubt the Wallabies faced a tough task, and with injuries piling up and rumblings of discontent in the camp the preparation was far from ideal.But coach Robbie Deans saw his team dig deep, their one try coming from Digby Ioane in the 65th minute, converted by Harris who Read more [...]

Wallabies finally deliver with victory over Argentina

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Seized Argentine ship remains in Ghana

TEMA, Ghana — Ghanaian officials are not about to release an Argentine naval ship that was seized in the West African nation due to a complaint by a U.S. hedge fund.Officials of the Ghana Ports and Harbors Authority say they will release the ship only after they receive a court order. The tall ship ARA Libertad is being held at Tema Port near Accra."The vessel arrived at Tema on Monday and we received a court injunction for its seizure because Read more [...]

Brazil, Argentina Agree on Pork Trade

<!--BRAZIL AND ARGENTINA - The Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply, Mendes Ribeiro Filho, has announced the agreement with Argentina's ambassador in Braslia, Luis Mara Kreckler, to restore the entry of various types of cuts of pork to Brazilians there.-->BRAZIL AND ARGENTINA - The Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply, Mendes Ribeiro Filho, has announced the agreement with Argentina's ambassador in Brasília, Luis María Kreckler, to restore the entry of various types of Read more [...]

Brits ‘did not get on board’ with swine flu hygiene precautions

Brits 'did not get on board' with swine flu hygiene precautionsSwine flu might have highlighted the need for health insurance when there was a global outbreak in 2009, but it appears that Britons did not take hygiene precautions seriously. Research carried out by Dr Gillian SteelFisher from the Harvard School of Public Health in the US examined the attitudes of people in the UK, US, Argentina, Japan and Mexico. The results were published in the medical journal Lancet Infectious Diseases, revealing Read more [...]

Predictions: Rugby Championship

Looking good: Ma'a Nonu It is that time of the week again when 'Orrible Punt sits down in the Planet Rugby hot-seat to give his calls. Brace yourself for the Rugby Championship. The final round of the inaugural spectacle will pit South Africa against the All Blacks at Soccer City before Argentina host the Wallabies in Rosario.Remember you can contact Russ with all your comments and questions on Twitter - @rpetty80.Click here to compare odds Read more [...]

The Rugby Championship Round Six Preview – Argentina vs Australia

The Pumas will wrap up their maiden campaign in The Rugby Championship with a match in the historic Rosario on the banks of the Paraná River, hosting a Wallabies team that last weekend ended their chance to challenge for The Rugby Championship title. The Wallabies Round Five 31-8 loss to the Springboks, combined with the All Blacks Round Five 54-15 win over the Pumas, ensured that the Australians were unable to 'defend' the Tri-Nations title they won in 2011, and it is indicative Read more [...]

Britons ‘most unhygenic nation’ in the face of major flu outbreak

The findings were published in the journal, Lancet Infectious Diseases. Dr Gillian Steel Fisher of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, America, said: "The wide variations between countries in our study shows that in the event of another serious outbreak of infectious disease, public perceptions have to be taken into account to best tailor and communicate policy approaches that need public support in each country. "Our findings suggest that promoting non-pharmaceutical Read more [...]

All Blacks make two changes for Springbok test

JOHANNESBURG: Champions New Zealand have made two changes from the team that swamped Argentina last weekend for a Rugby Championship final round showdown with South Africa in Soweto tomorrow. Hosea Gear is recalled on the left wing in place of Julian Savea, who scored two of the seven All Blacks tries in the 54-15 whipping of the Pumas in La Plata, and Brodie Retallick replaces Luke Romano at lock. Romano is included among the seven replacements, but there is no room for Savea on Read more [...]

Hotheads feed off Senkakus

LONDON — The Senkaku Islands dispute between Japan and China is potentially dangerous and needs to be handled coolly but also sensitively. But it is not equivalent to the British dispute with Argentina over ownership of the Falkland Islands as some Japanese commentators have argued. The Falklands Islands in the South Atlantic were settled by British people some 200 years ago. The islands have a population of over 3,000. They have made it clear in free and fair elections that they wish to remain Read more [...]